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Forum: Tech Help 06-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,469
Posted By yhliem
x6 here. But is anyone really surprised? I...

x6 here.

But is anyone really surprised? I mean REALLY surprised? Over the last 15 years or so we've seen MB's focus shift from producing a quality product that people will pay the price for to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-14-2009, 03:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By yhliem
Whoops! Fingers were faster than the brain i...

Whoops! Fingers were faster than the brain i guess lol
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-12-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By yhliem
Marketing decision. At the time MB was still...

Marketing decision.

At the time MB was still viewed in North America as purely a luxury marque (an image that MB has had in North America since the 1850s) whereas the rest of the world was used to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 06-12-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,517
Posted By yhliem
IIRC, At the time that it debutedin 1983 the W201...

IIRC, At the time that it debutedin 1983 the W201 was THE most expensive production passenger car in terms of R&D funding. Don't forget, this was the first production model to use the 5-link rear...
Forum: Diesel Discussion 06-12-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,584
Posted By yhliem
I have done this with my 2.3-16 and for other...

I have done this with my 2.3-16 and for other readers of this thread: I concur with Ivanerrol. If you are replacing the entire gauge you MUST ensure that the 'new' replacement is from your exact...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-14-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,530
Posted By yhliem
Yeaaah...we have 2. still.

Yeaaah...we have 2. still.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Cars For Sale 08-14-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 24,964
Posted By yhliem
Too bad I didn't spot this thread sooner. Dad...

Too bad I didn't spot this thread sooner. Dad just picked up a Spruce Green '94 E500 to replace the Black Pearl '93 500E that went up in smoke a few months ago. I'm sure he would have been...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-26-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,737
Posted By yhliem
There ARE NO GOOD INTAKES to put on your car...

There ARE NO GOOD INTAKES to put on your car aside from the factory setup. All the "Cold Air Intake" kits you see on Ebay and other sites for pretty much any Mercedes is about as useful as tits on a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-25-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,118
Posted By yhliem
At 400 lbs less, you will find the 500E to more...

At 400 lbs less, you will find the 500E to more dynamic than the SL500 snd even moreso than the S500.
Forum: Featured Cars 12-15-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,377
Posted By yhliem
aka EvoII. FWIW the car in GT4 is a 2.5-16...

aka EvoII. FWIW the car in GT4 is a 2.5-16 EvolutionII
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-03-2006, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By yhliem
No problem. I don't know the actual weight...

No problem.

I don't know the actual weight of the rims but 13-18 lbs sounds about right.
I'm running stock alignment specs (or as close as I can since the rear has quite a bit of neg camber due...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 11-01-2006, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By yhliem
By no means at all do I have Doc's level of...

By no means at all do I have Doc's level of experience, but here are my own personal observations and preferences for setting up my 16v. Take it into consideration or discard it completely; it's up...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By yhliem
You would be well advised to change the metal...

You would be well advised to change the metal dust shield that is behind the rotor as well.

320mm is almost 12-3/4". 15" rims will not fit.

You must use at LEAST 16" rims and even then...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By yhliem
Well, since Brembo was cast into the back of the...

Well, since Brembo was cast into the back of the caliper, I'm *pretty* sure they were Brembos. ;)

Once again, (because I've posted this on almost every MB borad out there):

Early 500Es (up to...
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By yhliem
Yes, they will. Since the 2.3-16 uses W124...

Yes, they will. Since the 2.3-16 uses W124 spindles you should not run into any clearance issues either.
Forum: Tech Help 08-31-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,638
Posted By yhliem
Not sure about the C32 brakes, but the W124...

Not sure about the C32 brakes, but the W124 500E/E500 and the R129 500SL/SL500 and 600SL/SL600 calipers will bolt on with minimal (if any) adjustments. Any adjustments (if necessary) will involve...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-29-2006, 11:57 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 18,009
Posted By yhliem
Probably not for another 5-10 years

Probably not for another 5-10 years
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-26-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By yhliem
1/16" should be fine

1/16" should be fine
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-26-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By yhliem
Ooh...may I have some? :D

Ooh...may I have some? :D
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-25-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By yhliem
Unless they are worn, not very stupid at all. ...

Unless they are worn, not very stupid at all.


Ok...a little clarification. The EXACT nature of the 2.3-16 timing chain/tensioner is as follows:

Timing Chain

As a result of the twincam...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 05-25-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,229
Posted By yhliem
W124 v-8s had 4-piston front calipers. 2-pots...

W124 v-8s had 4-piston front calipers. 2-pots were only on the rears.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-25-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By yhliem
I believe the only major concern would involve...

I believe the only major concern would involve ABS. Specifically, the tire size differential would cause (obviously) a wheel speed differential which would cause the ABS to activate. Since your...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-09-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,406
Posted By yhliem
There are a couple of things you needto realize...

There are a couple of things you needto realize about older MBs.

First of all, the automatics don't actually start in first gear, they start in second.

Secondly, MB's were never drag racing...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 02-08-2006, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,148
Posted By yhliem
Certainly, if you had the money, MB would be...

Certainly, if you had the money, MB would be inclined to entertain your whims, but I suspect it would be easier for someone who, for example, had a long term relationship with MB rather than some...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-30-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By yhliem
Mercedes did not use rack and pinion in its...

Mercedes did not use rack and pinion in its production passenger cars until recent years. Until then recirc ball was the standard fare; even for the 500E
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-28-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 28,406
Posted By yhliem
Sarcasm? At the Rev? Say it ain't ao! :rolleyes:...

Sarcasm? At the Rev? Say it ain't ao! :rolleyes: ;)
Forum: Featured Cars 01-26-2006, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By yhliem
:rolleyes: Don't worry, you're certainly in no...

:rolleyes:
Don't worry, you're certainly in no danger of getting a ride in mine.
Forum: Featured Cars 01-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,320
Posted By yhliem
Sorry, there's nothing "wannabe" about the...

Sorry, there's nothing "wannabe" about the 201.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 01-23-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By yhliem
That's only because the aerodynamic design of the...

That's only because the aerodynamic design of the EvoII bodykit has been overdone and applied mainly to Japanese imports. So the car is not rice, not even "kinda" since it pre-dates the Ricer...
Forum: Featured Cars 01-18-2006, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By yhliem
Your mechanic is correct. The V-8 duplex timing...

Your mechanic is correct. The V-8 duplex timing chain is prety tough and generally oes not stretch as much as a single chain would. If the maintenance intervals have been cosistently followed then...
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